Debating Points: Crime and Corrections / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This volume provides a series of quality readings on 8 major issues—arranged in pro/con format—regarding criminology. Includes an opening narrative of each controversy, and lists of readings and internet sites for further research. Is It Time to End Capital Punishment? Does Poverty Produce Crime? Is Prison the Best Way to Handle Criminals? Will Gun Control Reduce Crime? Should We Treat Juvenile Offenders More Harshly? Does White collar Crime Do More Harm Than Street Crime? Should We Expand the Use of Private Prisons? Are Criminals Given Too Many Rights? For law enforcement professionals interested in the debate on major issues in criminology.
Table of Contents
1. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?
2. Is It Time to Give Up the War on Drugs?
3. Are Prisons the Best Way to Deal with Criminals?
4. Are Some People Born Criminals?
5. Do We Need More Gun Control Laws?
6. Do We Still Need the Juvenile Court System?
7. Have Mandatory Sentencing Laws Helped Stop Crime?
8. Is It Fair to Use Racial Profiling When Targeting Suspects?